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2023 Vector Encounter

Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | 615 N. Wolfe Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21205

2023 Vector Encounter

Vector Encounter is a two-day gathering to discuss the biology of arthropod disease vectors, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. During this engaging get-together, investigators present their lab's latest vector research in Chalk Talk and Short Talk format emphasizing ideas and latest discoveries. Chalk Talk presentations in the main session are limited to one investigator per lab, by the PI or a team member. Non-PIs can also present research in Short Talk format in a breakout session; more than one lab member can present. See details below.

Chalk Talks

  • Limited to 15 minutes per lab
  • Can be presented by the PI, or a designated team member
  • Presentation should provide an overview of the current lab projects
  • Presentations need to be made using the chalk board only

Short Talks

  • Limited to 15 minutes total, including questions
  • Multiple individuals from the same lab can present individual Short Talks
  • Format is restricted to 5 PowerPoint Slides total, emphasizing data
  • Presentations can be made using any of the following: a whiteboard (markers provided), slides or all

No abstract or talk title is required for either Chalk Talks and Short Talks.
The only requirement is the statement (maximum 1 sentence) that you input when registering.

Registration and Payment

Each participant must register online and create a guest account. You will be asked for a one-time log-in; at account prompt, select "GUEST". After registering, you will be asked to pay by the method you select below.

Payment Required to attend event
The registration fee is $60 and includes two light breakfasts, two lunches and four snacks over the two-day event. Please register by June 12, 2023.

Payment Required for dinner (optional)
The Thursday evening crab dinner at Captain James Landing Restaurant has a subsidized cost of $50. Crabs can be substituted for vegetarian options during registration. Please pay by June 12, 2023.



Additional Information

Directions and Campus Map
 Parking is $15.00 per day at the Washington Street Garage


Trish Ward | 443-287-8745 |

Conor McMeniman | 443-287-8764 |

We thank the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and the Bloomberg Philanthropies for their generous support of this event.